Tucumcari student receives anonymous $8,500 scholarship

By QCS Staff

A check for $8,500 from an anonymous donor has been presented to Tucumcari High School (THS) student Donnie Price, 15, to be used for his education at Mesalands Community College.
The donor toured Mesalands Dinosaur Museum where Price works as a volunteer and was favorably impressed with Price’s knowledge, volunteerism and goals for the future.
Price has logged 1,500 volunteer hours at the museum, where he works in the lab and serves as a tour guide.

A junior at THS, Price is presently enrolled in the concurrent program at Mesalands. He has plans to start as a full-time student at Mesalands in the fall of 2009. Following Mesalands, Price said he hopes to attend University of California Berkeley and pursue his interests in paleontology.

He is the son of Joe and Jen Pinkston.